Sandy Roberts: a broadcasting legend reflects on his stellar career
Veteran broadcaster Sandy Roberts has announced his retirement from TV after a career spanning 46 years and more than 1100 VFL / AFL games. In a special extended Open Mike, he reflects on a career that saw him play a central role in eight Summer Olympics, three Winter Olympics, tennis, golf and racing alongside AFL.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 Mar 2019
Stevie Johnson: the truth behind the "Just call me 'Norm'!" story
One of September's greatest performers, the mercurial Stevie Johnson, sits down with Mike to discuss his sparkling career.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 Sep 2019
Open Mike: Brendon Gale
Richmond was a basket case when Brendon Gale started as a player in the late 1980s. The situation was much the same when he became the club's chief executive in 2009. In 2017, the Tigers completed their most successful home-and-away season since 1995, finishing third with 15 wins. Gale discusses it allSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 Aug 2017
Open Mike: Mike Fitzpatrick
After winning three flags at Carlton, the Rhodes Scholar Mike Fitzpatrick sat on the AFL Commission throughout all the big issues of the past decade in football: the Essendon supplements saga, Ben Cousins and the expansion clubs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 May 2018
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Ray McLean: Leading teams to greater glory
Credited with the turnaround of leadership standards in the AFL, Leading Teams' Ray McLean joins Mike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3 Sep 2019
Open Mike: Hannah Mouncey
Hannah Mouncey made headlines after being ruled ineligible for selection in the 2017 AFLW Draft. The transgender footballer makes her case again and opens up to Mike on her very personal journey away from the footy ground.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 May 2018
Open Mike: Dustin Fletcher
Dustin Fletcher started his AFL career as a shy, spindly 17-year-old schoolboy. It was to be 23 years before he finished the longest career in VFL/AFL history. He finished with 400 games, 2 Premierships and a best and fairest at the BombersSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5 Sep 2017
Brendon Goddard: from a Saint to a Bomber
Over 330 games for St. Kilda and Essendon, Brendon Goddard was named All-Australian twice but despite his best effort, a premiership eluded himSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 Apr 2019
"I knew there was no stage five" - champion golfer Mike Allen speaks to Mike
Not many people diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer feel ‘unbelievably lucky’, but former golfer and popular radio personality Mark Allen does. The 50-year-old recently had surgery to remove 70 per cent of his rectum, after undergoing an operation to remove 18 per cent of his lungs earlier this year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 May 2019
Open Mike: Bob Murphy
Writer, rock n roller, 300-game player, club captain, rascal, Bob. Mike Sheahan has a yarn with legendary Western Bulldog Robert ‘Bob’ Murphy including missing out on that drought-breaking 2016 Premiership.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3 Apr 2018
Scott Cummings: the champion forward on "the darkest period of my life"
The Coleman Medalist in 1999, Scott Cummings kicked 349 goals in 128 games for four AFL clubs - including a bag of eight on debut.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 Aug 2019
Open Ben: Mike Sheahan
Player Takeover continues on Fox Footy with one of the competition’s finest swapping his boots for the clipboard. North Melbourne full-forward Ben Brown takes aim at award winning journalist and AFL life member – Mike Sheahan. Don’t miss ‘Open Ben’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 Jul 2018
Moore vs Dench - a rivalry that defined football in the 1970s
Two of the best players of their era, Kelvin Moore and David Dench sit down with Mike to discuss their careers and rivalries throughout their era.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7 May 2019
Rodney Eade: Rocket was an expressive coach - will he open up to Mike?
Mike is joined by four-time premiership player Rodney Eade, who after a glittering playing career then coached 377 games of AFL football with a premiership eluding himSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 Apr 2019
Open Mike: Shaun Rehn
In Grand Final week, two-time Premiership hero Shaun Rehn opens up on a successful career battling both mental and physical challenges along the way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 Sep 2018
Open Mike: Paul Connors
Paul Connors is the AFL's Jerry Maguire ... a young, starry-eyed player manager who built an empire from a hope and a prayer. Paul Connors had to sell his house to start his business ... and ended up with clients named Judd, Hodge, Dangerfield, Naitanui, Hurley, Sydney's Josh Kennedy and the $9 million man, Josh KellySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 Aug 2017
Open Mike: Justin Madden
Standing at 206cm, Justin 'Harry' Madden played 332 games, won two premierships and later became a state minister - all with a smile on his face. Big Harry has a laugh in this edition of Open Mike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 May 2018
Open Mike: Danny Southern
From 1990's Bulldogs hard man to jet-setter and Islam convert - Daniel Southern has lived a life. He tells Mike Sheahan all about it in this return of Open Mike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 Aug 2018
Open Mike: Mark Brayshaw
The rollercoaster that is having three sons in the AFL at the same time is an emotional one. Mark Brayshaw, father of Angus, Andrew and Hamish, is on that ride and joins Mike Sheahan on Open Mike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 Sep 2018
Open Mike: Merv Keane
Merv Keane is a three-time Premiership player and part of Richmond's Team of the Century. Tragically, Merv suffered incomprehensible personal loss in 2017. He sits down with Mike to tell his story.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 Apr 2018